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Albert S. Jun

JunAlbertALBERT S. JUN, MD, PhD, is the Walter J. Stark, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology and chief of the Division of Cornea, Cataract and External Eye Diseases at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He specializes in corneal disorders, including Fuchs’ dystrophy and keratoconus, refractive surgery (LASIK), cataracts, and external eye diseases. Dr. Jun’s clinical and research interests include endothelial keratoplasty, refractive surgery, genetic analysis of corneal diseases, and corneal gene therapy.

Dr. Jun has received grants and awards from numerous organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Jun received his AB from Harvard University in biochemistry in 1990. In 1997, he received his medical degree and his PhD in genetics and molecular biology from Emory University. He completed his residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute from 1998-2001. Thereafter, he completed a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship and a Corneal Gene Therapy Research Fellowship in London and a Maumenee Clinician-Scientist Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Dr. Jun has received many honors and awards, including the Lange Achievement Award from Emory School of Medicine, Career Development and Dolly Green Special Scholar Awards from Research to Prevent Blindness, and an Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Jun has given the Ralph and Sophie Heintz Lecture at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Bill Anderson Memorial Lecture at the American Association of Tissue Banking.